ViaSat Augments Global Mobility Satellite Network with New Capacity Government and general aviation business growth drives demand for increased bandwidth and new services
CARLSBAD, Calif., Jan. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ViaSat Inc. (Nasdaq: VSAT) has signed four new contracts that increase the total Ku-band capacity of its global mobility network by more than 60 percent. This investment in additional bandwidth will be reserved for government and general aviation business growth and customer requirements for high data rates for mobile satellite communications.
"This expansion phase is an overlay to our mobile network in key regions around the globe," said Paul Baca, GM/VP ViaSat Global Mobile Broadband. "This addition will raise the bar for baseline broadband performance and provide a foundation for new service plans."
The sustained growth in airborne satellite communications for ViaSat was recently highlighted by the delivery of the 500th VR-12 satellite terminal. This ultra-small aperture system has been a key technology enabler for both general aviation and government mobility markets, for "office in the sky" business applications, as well as enroute Command & Control and ISR services for military customers.
Details regarding regional coverage and availability will be announced in the coming weeks. For more information, go to www.viasat.com/broadband-satellite-networks/mobile-broadband.
About ViaSat (www.viasat.com)
ViaSat delivers fast, secure communications, Internet, and network access to virtually any location for consumers, governments, enterprise, and the military. The company offers fixed and mobile satellite network services including Exede® by ViaSat, which features ViaSat-1, the world's highest capacity satellite; service to more than 1,750 mobile platforms, including Yonder® Ku-band mobile service; satellite broadband networking systems; and network-centric military communication systems and cybersecurity products for the U.S. and allied governments. ViaSat also offers communication system design and a number of complementary products and technologies. Based in Carlsbad, California, ViaSat employs over 2,400 people in a number of locations worldwide for customer service, network operations, and technology development.
This press release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to the safe harbors created under the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Forward looking statements include statements about raising baseline performance and new service plans. ViaSat wishes to caution you that there are some factors that could cause actual results to differ materially, including but not limited to: contractual problems, product defects, manufacturing issues or delays, regulatory issues, technologies not being developed according to anticipated schedules, or that do not perform according to expectations; and increased competition and other factors affecting the communications industry generally. In addition, please refer to the risk factors contained in ViaSat's SEC filings available at www.sec.gov, including ViaSat's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date on which they are made. ViaSat undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements for any reason.
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